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Museums & Exhibitions

Check out these museum exhibitions and special showings!

03/15/2018 - Photographs of Cuba
Opening reception for new exhibition by photographer Virginia Beahan, featuring photographs of Cuba since the normalization of U.S./Cuban relations in 2014.

Admision/Cost: FREE

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
University of San Diego
5998 Alcal
02/15/2018 - Exhibition talk: Francis Upritchard
Join us for Francis Upritchard's Studio Series on February 15. Experience a unique opportunity, as Resident Artist Francis Upritchard leads an engaging discussion about both her work and artistic process.

Admission/Cost: FREE to $10

Lux Art Institute
1550 South El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024

Thursday, February 15 - 5:30 PM

For more information, please call: (760) 436-6611
02/23/2018 - Music: Krenek, Britten & Rilke
The upcoming concert in our 9th season will feature works by Austrian composer Ernst Krenek, British composer Benjamin Britten and Austrian poet Rainer Rilke.

Krenek and Britten were part of a flood of composers, musicians and others who came to the U.S. from Europe in the years before and during World War II. Rilke, a friend and associate of Krenek, is widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of the 20th Century.

We will feature sections of Krenek
02/12/2018 - Lecture: The Romance Of Ruins: American Painters And The Italian Landscape
The ancient Greek and Roman ruins that dot the Italian landscape from the Roman Campagna to Paestum and Sicily provided an irresistible lure for many American painters throughout the nineteenth century.

Artists such as Washington Allston, Thomas Cole, George Inness, Frederick Edwin Church, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran and countless others took inspiration from the tangible echoes of the Classical past to create romantic evocations of a vanished civilization.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Timken Museum of Art
1500 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Monday, February 12 - 10:00 AM

02/22/2018 - Exhibit: The Chinese Heritage of Dr. Chien's Family
As a part of the "Living Legends Series," the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
09/16/2017 - Art of the Americas
02/13/2018 - Exhibit: Age of the Baroque
The story of the Age of Baroque is a tale of today. To examine the 17th century is to reveal the 21st: two centuries united by tribalism, sectarianism, and acquiescence to unreasoning power.

We shall explore this dynamic period through the lens of its greatest artists. Art has always been the handmaiden of power, its uses and abuses magnified by this era. The power of grand monarchs of this period is clearly evident, whether through Philip IV of Spain, France
01/22/2018 - Exhibit: Age of the Baroque
The story of "The Age of the Baroque" is a tale of today. To examine the 17th century is to reveal the 21st: two centuries united by tribalism, sectarianism and acquiescence to unreasoning power. We shall explore this dynamic period through the lens of its greatest artists.

Art has always been the handmaiden of power, a truism magnified in this era, which was all about power: the power of grand monarchs, whether Philip IV of Spain, France
01/23/2018 - Kumeyaay Ethnobotonay
Explore the remarkable interdependence between native peoples and native plants of the Californias through in-depth descriptions of 47 native plants and their uses, lively narratives, and hundreds of vivid photographs. It connects the archaeological and historical record with living cultures and native plant specialists who share their ever-relevant wisdom for future generations.

Join us at the Bonita Museum and Cultural Center for a presentation by anthropologist Michael Wilken-Robertson, whose advocacy and applied research have allowed him to develop lifelong friendships with many Native Baja Californians and to collaborate in cultural revitalization efforts. The talk will explore the fascinating world of northern Baja California
01/20/2018 - Museum Exhibition: The Language of Things
San Diego Art Institute, a regional contemporary art center in Balboa Park, will launch its 2018 exhibition programming with a dynamic multimedia installation and curated event series entitled "The Language of Things" by binational artist Roberto Romero-Molino. Inspiring cross-cultural collaboration in the regional art community, this exhibition is a partnership between the San Diego Art Institute and the Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT).

A surreal landscape of electronic birdsong and Stonehenge-like arrangements of TV screens, "The Language of Things" is filled with sound and video that changes over time, so that every second during the presentation is a unique moment for the spectator. The exhibition takes the viewer deep into the world of perception, peeling back layers of cultural expectation to reveal the wonder and mystery of everyday sounds, images and objects.

The exhibition will open with a reception on Saturday, January 20, and will follow with a robust programming schedule, including listening workshops with the artist, a coding seminar, and live electroacoustic, and instrumental concerts including San Diego
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